December 16 Day 283: Words of Gratitude

I am overwhelmed by the kind words I have received from students today. Some have come in email, others through the Course Management System, and some even “screen-to-screen” (since we weren’t actually face-to-face) at the end of their oral interviews.

“Thanks again for the great quarter and helping me learn, and have a good day!”

“Consider my email as a sign of gratitude from a good student. Wish me luck in my future endeavors.”

“Thank you for teaching me this quarter… I just want to let you know that I am glad you are there for me and guide me even I am not doing well. Thank you again.”

“Thank you again, so very, very much!”

This has been a hard term. I doubted my choices throughout the entire quarter. (See for instance:

Maybe, I did a little bit OK.

That being said I still have 34 more oral finals to administer over the next two days. They are going to be long days. The positive feedback from today gives me hope that my efforts are appreciated and my decisions positively affected my students’ learning.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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